Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

David Ross: "World Series has gotta be on the map for these Cubs"

by - Senior Editor -

Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross has been working on Dancing with the Stars, become an ESPN baseball broadcaster, and a special assistant for the Cubs in the operations department.

Not bad for Grandpa Rossy after his so-called retirement from baseball.

Ross spoke with the Sporting News recently about his thoughts on the Cubs challenges to win the World Series again.

"This year the starting pitching has been inconsistent compared to last year, and I think the offense has finally found its groove," Ross said. "It’s so deep. The bench is really good. The bullpen’s really good, and they’ve done a good job. I just really think, with Jake Arrieta coming back, Jon Lester having a good outing his last time out, Kyle Hendricks looks good, John Lackey has had a great second half, Jose Quintana was unbelievable his (Sept. 24) start, so if those guys continue trending the way they’re trending and get better, I think World Series has gotta be on the map for these Cubs."

Ross shared his opinion on his favorite to win the 2017 World Series.

"They’re definitely the favorite (Indians)," Ross said. "They’re the best team in baseball right now. I think you’re seeing the trend of the World Series hangover being a real thing, and both them and the Cubs getting off to slower starts than expected, and then probably the two best teams in the second half have been the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. That’s no secret. These guys have really hit their stride in the second half, playing to their World Series form of the year before. I think Cleveland is definitely at the top of the list of the favorites to win it all."

Get excited Cub fans as your 2016 World Series champions will defend their title starting on Friday night at 6:31 p.m. CT on TBS against the Nationals.

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